I woke up to the news of a massacre today and since we’re in Egypt, I know I can expect anything but a cat massacre!? Well, I expected that too.
Animal rights? Please. Give us human rights first and let’s discuss those little shits!
Almost a year after this bullshit audition took place and we’re still facing similar crap. But this time, it’s officially a public demand. The number of times I’ve heard about stray cats and dogs getting poisoned in various parts of Cairo ALONE made me certain that there’s no hope for animal rights around here except for those few marvelous people who really try their best to make something happen.. even pushing for a law which was adopted in the latest referendum.
I quote Article (45):
The State shall protect its seas, shores, lakes, waterways and natural protectorates.
Trespassing, polluting or misusing any of them is prohibited. Every citizen is guaranteed the
right of enjoying them. The State shall protect and develop the green space in the urban areas;
preserve plant, animal and fish resources and protect those under the threat of extinction or
danger; guarantee humane treatment of animals, all according to the law.
The funny thing is that while searching for laws of animal rights in Egypt, I got this link on Wikipedia and Egypt is listed first.. AGAINST animal cruelty.. LOL.. yeah…
Dear Wiki people: you’ve got punk’d. You might as well delete that shit from your website. Does. Not. Exist.
Here’s an example:
Please note that the images are graphic and I will give you some space to think before you decide that you’re OK with viewing them..
space to think
Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you: El Gizera club massacre.
Beaten, chocked in sacks, bludgeoned to death, poisoned, dropped in garbage bins, you name it.
The management of El Gizera club decided that it’s a brilliant idea to hire some thugs to “take care of the business”.. and they did it so shamelessly that people actually caught them in the act! It’s THAT simple and easy in Egypt. Stray cats and dogs? Kill ’em. And make sure you hire anyone to do it because we hate those varmints but we won’t get out hands dirty.
It’s obviously a recurring concern as this post on ESMA suggests:
Or this Yahoo group discussion from 2009!
Link to full thread here and it’s heartbreaking to see the type of crap those wonderful individuals have to endure to state COMMON SENSE.. REPEATEDLY.
This is not the first time something like this happens as most of the animal rights activists in Egypt are suffering. Such practices are adopted by individuals and even whole neighborhoods alike such as Al Rehab City who not only has been doing it for a long while, but also has no shame in admitting that it’s cruel yet still doing it!
Also, from a link from this post on Expat Forum:
The source of all 4 images contains a whole lot of history of animal cruelty and abuse in Egypt and the fight against it both on ground and legally.
The government does not simply care but to get rid of the strays the fastest and cheapest way.
This is how one individual suggested to solve the “problem”: the government should pay each person 10LE (1.4 USD!!!!) for bringing in a stray; dead or alive. Guess what’s easier? Yup. And let’s all share some brilliant ideas of how to kill a stray dog and get filthy rich while we’re at it (technically they’d need to bring in at least one million dead strays to be rich). Not to mention, get rid of those scary creatures.. (?)
In that same ridiculous thread, a guy mentioned that he worked in the UAE and knows that “Filipinos eat stray dogs” and his brilliant idea was a suggestion that the government starts to benefit from those dogs by slaughtering them and selling their meat to the Philippines.. fine delicacy from Egypt..
Another one suggested that they “gather the dogs and makes sandwiches out of them.. no joke”……
There’s even a group created to support this marvelous thread! On the group however, a lady relentlessly tried to convince them to spay the strays instead of poisoning them but surely, no one has time to do that and somehow according to the supporters, poisoning and bludgeoning strays “is mentioned in the Quraan”.. ummm, nope?
And this is a tiny example of what this country is going through.. ignorance, cruelty and easy solutions.
On a brighter side of the sickening story, I’ve seen a couple of posters pinned to trees in Maadi where people are somehow suffering less from the
wave tsunami of ignorance invading this country.The group called Maadi TNR Initiative offer free spaying/neutering in association with I-Vet Clinic and The British Animal Hospital in Maadi:
I am personally sick of this. I am sick of hearing such shit and knowing that the government of Egypt does not give a damn about its own constitution which clearly states and criminalizes such practices. But obviously, the government doesn’t care to hold those who practice such acts of cruelty accountable. Not individuals, not organizations and not even a prestigious club.
According to EFAW, a case was filed against El Gizera Club:
Thanks to Nirvana Said for always bringing up such sad incidents to our attention.
Thanks to Dina Zulfikar for her ongoing fights against those practices and a better place for animals in Egypt.
Thanks to Cherine Ismail Rachid, Sherif El Kadi and Rania El-Kordy for documenting this cruelty for the world to watch, share and disgrace those bastards responsible. Sherif’s documentation. (Update: Sherif uploaded more heartbreaking images.. view at your own discretion here)
Thanks to my friends who helped share some of the links in this post, @AhmedElhendy88 is one.
Please sign this petition and help spread the word about this disgrace and maybe put a goddamn end to it!
UPDATE (25-8-2013, 5:1PM)
Below are the numbers of GSC and a link to their Facebook page which seems to be “closed” because of the out lash.
+202-2735-6000, +202-2736-0405, +202-2736-0328, +202-2736-0364
According to the page Stop Gezira Club Massacres, GSC denied any proof that they have financed or dealt with the thugs used to kill the cats.
We have created a new petition addressing the PM of Egypt and other ministers to put an end to this. Please take the time to sign and share.
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